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New GbE Controller from Broadcom

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Broadcom Corp recently launched the first Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controller to integrate a management controller with a high-performance network controller.

The Broadcom BCM5725 device is ideally suited for cloud and server environments that demand intelligent management features with very low power consumption. Compared to the existing server design, the new device replaces three separate components including the baseboard management controller, GbE controller and system management firmware. This new device is cost effective in comparison to other similar products available in the market and offers a configurable management solution for high-performance cloud computing applications. The BCM5725 device supports open and interoperable standards-based remote discovery, monitoring, control and management features.

Broadcom is well placed in the fast-growing wired and wireless communications markets with cutting-edge solutions for a growing number of connected users who demand more content and bandwidth. This device is ideal for addressing the growing demand for cloud computing solutions.

Broadcom continues to drive innovation and engineering excellence across a broad range of communication end markets to help its customers enhance device performance and improve overall power efficiency. The innovative technologies related to connectivity, bandwidth and content enable the company to capture a sizeable market share.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Broadcom is engaged in designing and marketing semiconductor components of network voice, video, and data traffic for various applications.

Broadcom currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Other stocks that look promising and are worth a look in the industry include ShoreTel, Inc. that carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), and  Harris Corporation  (HRS - Free Report) and Motorola Solutions, Inc (MSI - Free Report) , both carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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